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Report on the ESO Workshop “Reproducibility and Open Science in Astronomy”

  • Zeegers, Sascha [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan]
  • Scicluna, Peter [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

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Reproducible and open research lies at the heart of science, for both practical and philosophical reasons. To validate results, researchers must be able to access the data and software used to produce them. Meanwhile, as a public good, the outcomes of (publicly-funded) research should be freely available. These were the main topics of the ESO workshop Reproducibility and Open Science in Astronomy, which was held online on 10–12 May 2022, hosted in Santiago, Chile. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the relevance of reproducible workflows in astronomy and potential pathways for the astronomical community. During the workshop the speakers and participants shared examples of reproducible work as well as tools and techniques for improving reproducibility and for mining astronomical data. All talks, tutorials and discussion sessions were recorded and can be viewed online.

Created: 2022-09-01/2022-09-30
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Cite this article:

Zeegers, S., Scicluna, P.; Report on the ESO Workshop "Reproducibility and Open Science in Astronomy". The Messenger 188 (September 2022): 50–52.